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Selma

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German
"godly helmet"

Selma Origin and Meaning

The name Selma is a girl's name of German origin meaning "godly helmet".
After decades of playing mah-jongg with her buddies Bernice and Myrna, Selma has been given a somewhat more youthful spin via actresses Selma Blair and Salma Hayek. Popular in the early 19th century, it is still #34 in both Sweden and Norway. Selma won a Nobel Prize via Swedish author Selma Lagerlof, the first woman to win for literature.
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Lists containing Selma

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Famous People Named Selma

  • Selma Ottilia Lovisa LagerlöfSwedish author; 1st woman to win Literature Nobel Prize
  • Selma AdzemBosnian singer
  • Selma BajramiAlbanian,Bosnian pop star
  • Selma BlairAmerican actress
  • Selma BjörnsdóttirIcelandic singer
  • Selma ErgecTurkish,German actress, beauty queen, & doctor
  • Selma HarringtonBosnian,Irish architect & designer
  • Selma KurzAustrian opera singer
  • Selma MekicBosnian TV host
  • Selma YagciTurkish boxer
  • Selma DiamondAmerican actress
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Selma in Pop Culture

  • Selma Bouviercharacter on "The Simpsons;" twin of sister Patty
  • Selma Maletcharacter in Mary A. Dickens' "Cross Currents"
  • Selmacharacter in Kenize Mourad's "Regards from the Dead Princess"
  • Selmacharacter on "The Crazy, Confused & Normal"
  • Selma Ježkovámain character in the musical "Dancer in the Dark"
  • Selma St. Georgecharacter in Stephen King's Dolores Claiborne
  • Selma QuicklyCharacter in the Nanny McPhee series
  • Selmacity in Alabama
  • "Selma" 2014 film about the civil rights march in Selma, Alabama
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